Weight reduction and power boost on the cards before the Urus goes all-electric.
CarBuzz recently reported on the high-performance variant of Aston Martin's DBX, which is promising more power and a more thrilling driving experience to tackle the Lamborghini Urus and upcoming Ferrari Purosangue. But Lamborghini isn't prepared to relinquish its performance SUV title just yet, with the brand already spotted testing its riposte to the aforementioned rivals.
In an interview with British motoring publication Autocar, Lamborghini's Stephan Winkelmann shared some details on the even more hardcore Urus variant, likely to be called the Evo. The CEO revealed the super SUV will go through two sets of updates before 2024. "We have two steps," said Winkelmann. "The first is the facelift, which adds more power and less weight [...] for the performance-oriented car. And then in 2024, we will have all our lineup hybridized, and the Urus is an important part of this."
A weight reduction will see the portly Urus tip the scales at slightly less than the hefty 4,850 pounds of the current model, while a boost power past the 4.0-liter V8's already strong 641 horsepower is also expected. As with the updated Huracan presented in 2019, it's likely the facelifted super SUV will gain the Evo nomenclature.
As mentioned, 2024 will see the Urus gain hybrid technology before being replaced altogether, by a fully-electric model.
Winkelmann told Autocar the all-electric Urus will be a "completely new car". As for when it will arrive, the CEO would not say, but the marque's first EV is slated for 2028, and if the Urus will become its second EV, then you can bet on its arrival before 2029.
Based on spy shots, the upcoming Urus Evo retains its overall body shape, with just a few minor tweaks and detail changes keeping the performance SUV fresh. Up front, the sculpted hood appears to have been upgraded, now sporting vents centrally positioned on either side of the body panel.
More aggression is gained with the supplementary set of vent-like styling elements meeting at a sharp angle and flowing down to the lower bits of the facia. Round back, a subtly redesigned bumper and faux diffuser freshen up the look. Once the camouflage is removed, we'll be able to get a better look. Expect revisions to the cabin, too.
The uprated Lamborghini Urus is slated for introduction in 2023, just in time to hopefully fight the Purosangue and DBX S for top honors in the super SUV class. But if you're craving a high-powered Lamborghini SUV and can't wait until then, the eccentric team at Mansory have paired up with MTM to create one seriously powerful alternative.